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St Josephine Bakhita – Feast day 8th February

Video reflection in honour of St Josephine Bakhita from Sudan, kidnapped and sold into slavery as a child. Her Feast Day – 8th Feb – has become special day of prayer for victims of slavery and trafficking around the world.

St Patrick’s Breastplate – As I arise today …

As I arise today…. a beautiful visual reflection with words from St Patrick's Breastplate. Video from Salesians

The Lord of all creation

Salesian Sr Mary Bridget Dunlea shares a scripture reflection for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 

St Patrick’s Day 2018

Fr La Flynn, Prior of Lough Derg, shares a little of the story of 'Patrick the Pilgrim' on the lakeshore of Station Island, Lough Derg.

Rosary on the Coast – 26 Nov 2017

Come and pray the Rosary with us on 26th November 2017, Feast of Christ the King, for Faith and Life, on the coasts of Ireland.

Rosary Relay – Fifth Glorious Mystery

The Rosary Relay comes to an end with the fifth Glorious Mystery of the Rosary – the Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Rosary Relay – 27th May 2016)

K&L 2015 Reach Out campaign marks the Year of Mercy

Bishop Denis Nulty, Julie Kavanagh and Fr Liam Morgan discuss the 2015 Reach Out campaign in the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin which highlights the Year of Mercy

Faith and Life Convention 2015 – Keynote

Fr Alan McGuckian SJ provides the keynote address at the Down and Connor Faith and Life Convention 2015 at Our Lady and St. Patrick College Knock, Belfast.

Who do you say I am?

Fr John Horan SDB shares a scripture reflection for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time entitled 'Who do you say I am?'.

Finding God in Service and Eucharist

Fr Raymond McIntyre SDB shares a scripture reflection for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (16th August 2015) titled "Finding God in Service and Eucharist".

Introduction to the iCatholic Player

A quick overview of the iCatholic Player, how it can appear on other websites, our App and how you watch iCatholic on your TV.

Laudato Si Study Guide – Fr Eamonn Conway

Address by Fr Eamonn Conway at launch of a Study Guide to the recent encyclical by Pope Francis that he co-edited with Cathal Barry.

Study Guide to Laudato Si – Eamon Meehan

Address by Eamon Meehan, Director of Trócaire at launch of a Study Guide to the recent encyclical by Pope Francis on the care of our common home.

Rise of the Roses – Fernbank Limerick

As part of their summer tour to celebrate and promote Consecrated Religious Life in Ireland, 'Rise of the Roses' visited the Salesian Sisters in Fernbank

Our life as a journey

Michael McCann shares a scripture reflection for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (9th August 2015) titled "Our life as a journey".

Service before Self

Fr Dan Devitt SDB shares a scripture reflection for 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (2nd August 2015).

Amy Colgan @ Climate Justice Conference

Amy Colgan speaking at the recent 'Meeting the Challenge of Climate Justice from Evidence to Action' conference in Maynooth.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival 2015

Join over 1,000 young people at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival in Cistercian College, Roscrea from 13th - 16th August 2015. Free buses...

Gaza – One Year On

This Trócaire video highlights the lack of accountability for the loss of life, including hundreds of children, in Gaza last year and the struggle to rebuild.

Sharing the Bread

Fr Michael Scott SDB shares a scripture reflection for 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (26th July 2015).

What Lourdes means to me

Standing where Bernadette saw Our Lady for the last time on 16 July 1858, Phil O'Reilly shares his deep attachment to Lourdes over nearly 50 years.

Climate Justice Conference – Mary Robinson

Keynote address by Mary Robinson at the recent 'Meeting the Challenge of Climate Justice: From Evidence to Action' conference.

Come away and rest for a while

Rosemary O'Connor and Patrick Sullivan share a scripture reflection for 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (19 July 2015)

Reflecting on the outcome of the Marriage Referendum

In this episode of 'A Question of Faith' guests Breda O'Brien and David Quinn look back on the Marriage Referendum and what has followed.

Go tell my people

Fr Val Collier SDB shares a scripture reflection for 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time (12 July 2015).

Maynooth Union Talk 2015

Address by Fr Jim Corkery SJ reflecting on recent events in Rome - in theology, the priesthood, the changing church - 'from a newcomer to the scene'.

Aidan McCann on answering the call to Priesthood

Aidan shares his vocation story. He will be ordained for service in the Archdiocese of Armagh on 5th July 2015

Mother speaks of the gift of her son at Rally for Life

At the 2015 All-Ireland Rally for Life, Anne Trainor spoke proudly and powerfully about her son Kevin (8) who has Down Syndrome.

Nuncio encourages all parishes to study Laudato Si’

Archbishop Charles Brown compliments Veritas on their publication of Laudato Si' and expressed the hope that it will be widely read and studied.

The Journey of Faith

A Scripture reflection for 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time (5 July) by Fr Koenraad Van Gucht SDB.

Have you ever broken a promise?

A Trócaire video highlighting the fact that Ireland broke its promise to spend 0.7% of national income on overseas aid.

Study Guide to Praise be to You (Laudato Si’)

Cathal Barry discusses a study guide that The Irish Catholic will soon publish on the recent encyclical from Pope Francis.

Fr Donal Dorr on Laudato Si’

Fr Donal Dorr - author of Option for the Poor and for the Earth - discusses the recent encyclical from Pope Francis on the care of our common home.

How is the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors progressing?

In this episode of 'A Question of Faith', Marie Collins provides an update on the work of the Commission since it was established last year.

Fr Conor McCarthy on answering the call to Priesthood

Fr Conor McCarthy was ordained in Belfast on 28 June 2015 for the service in the Diocese of Down & Connor. Ad multos annos!

Fr Robert McGivney on answering the call to Priesthood

Fr Robert was ordained in Navan on 28 June 2015 for service in the Diocese of Meath. Ad multos annos!

Lough Derg’s connection with Lourdes

Returning pilgrims Dave and Liam share how their refreshing Lough Derg experience echoes their experience in Lourdes.

Fore Abbey to Mullingar Cathedral Camino 2015

Pilgrims walked a 22km camino from Fore Abbey to Mullingar, which has a strong link with the Camino of Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain.

I will praise You, Lord, You have rescued me

Sr Mary Bridget Dunlea FMA, Salesian Sister shares a scripture reflection for 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (28 June 2015)

Ordination preparations in Navan Parish

As Navan Parish prepares for the ordination of Rev Robert McGivney, we hear how Navan Parish supports the journey towards priesthood.

Laudato Si – A Question of Faith special (1)

Wendy is joined by an expert panel to discuss this great work by Pope Francis on care of our common home. (Part 1 of 2)

Laudato Si – A Question of Faith special (2)

In the second part of our two part special, our panel of climate justice experts look at what action should follow on from on Laudato Si.

Laudato Si – Reflection by Fr Robert McCabe

Fr Robert McCabe shares a reflection on the Encyclical from Pope Francis on care for our common home.

Reflection for 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sr Máire O'Byrne FMA shares a reflection for this Sunday (21 June) entitled "Tossed by the storms of life"

Cuireann Pádraig focail ar an faoiseamh aigne atá le fáil anseo

A pilgrim shares some thoughts as gaeilge on the peace of mind that is one of the graces of a Lough Derg pilgrimage.

Tour of Radio Maria Ireland

Aoife Martin brings iCatholic on a tour of Radio Maria Ireland and explains how people can listen to and support them.

10 Quotes from Laudato Si

The Encyclical Letter - Laudato Si on care for our common home - from Pope Francis is addressed to every person living on this planet.

Don Bosco Nepal Relief action

Learn about the relief work undertaken by the Salesians in Nepal in the wake of the recent earthquake via Don Bosco schools

Reflection for 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Salesian Fr John Horan SDB shares a reflection for this Sunday (14 June) entitled "How valuable and unique our ordinary lives are".

The Thrill of the Chaste

Interview with author Dawn Eden on her book which offers spiritual and practical advice for both men and women seeking to live chastely.

Catholic Primary Religious Education in a Pluralist Environment

Author Anne Hession discusses her guide for anyone with an interest in the role of religious education in Irish primary schools today.

Raising emotionally healthy children

Author Paul Gilligan discusses his book which seeks to help parents help their children reach their potential as emotionally healthy adults.

Ubi Caritas – Pontifical Irish College Rome

A choral group of Irish seminarians sing 'Ubi Caritas' in Chapel of the Pontifical Irish College in Rome.

Reflection for Feast of Corpus Christi

Sr Bridget O'Connell, Salesian Sister, shares a reflection for the Feast of Corpus Christi entitled "We are the Body of Christ".

Matt Talbot – his life and legacy

A documentary on Venerable Matt Talbot, who died 90 years ago on 7 June 1925, recorded at the Matt Talbot Shrine in inner city Dublin.

Act to Prevent Trafficking (APT) – 10th anniversary

Founded in 2005, APT is a faith-based group whose members belong to religious congregations or missionary societies.

Quick Journey through the Bible course – Belfast

Quick Journey through the Bible Course at Sacred Heart Parish, Belfast

Beatification of Oscar Romero – special issue of The Irish Catholic

Greg Daly gives a preview of this week's The Irish Catholic - a 40 page special issue on the Beatification of Oscar Romero

Rededication of St Mel’s Cathedral – Homily

Bishop Colm O'Reilly, Bishop Emeritus of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, gave the homily at the Rededication of St Mel's Cathedral, Longford on Sunday 17th May 2015.

What are the key legal issues in the Marriage Referendum?

This extended episode of 'A Question of Faith' takes an in-depth look at the key legal issues with our guest Patrick Treacy, Senior Counsel.

Reflection for 6th Sunday of Easter

Salesian Fr Michael Scott SDB shares a reflection for this Sunday (10 May) entitled "How do we know that we love God?".

Dead Theologians Society – Introduction

Eddie Cotter Jr, the founder of DTS in America, gives an overview of this Catholic youth apostolate which draws on the lives of saints to inspire the youth of today.

Short Series on the Creed – God the Father

Bishop Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick, in the second part of a four part series reflects on God the Father.

Care for the Covenant of Marriage – Archbishop Eamon Martin

Interview with Archbishop Eamon Martin about his statement on the Marriage Referendum - Care for the Covenant of Marriage.

Marriage Referendum – Message from Archbishop Eamon Martin

Archbishop Eamon Martin delivers his own message - Care for the Covenant of Marriage - on the upcoming Marriage Referendum.

Reflection for 5th Sunday of Easter

Salesian Fr Dan Devitt SDB shares a reflection for this Sunday (3rd May) entitled "Abide in me".

Called and Chosen – Ep 2 The Need for Priests

The second episode of this five part series on hearing and answering the call to Diocesan Priesthood features a panel discussion on the need for priests.

Called and Chosen – Episode 1

The introductory episode to a new 5 part series on hearing and answering the call to Diocesan Priesthood. Other episodes to follow ....

Interview with Rector of the Beda College, Rome

Monsignor Roderick Strange discusses how the Beda College in Rome helps older men from the English-speaking world prepare for priesthood.

Reflection for Fourth Sunday of Easter

Salesian Bro Padraig McDonald SDB shares a reflection for this Sunday (26 April) entitled "Jesus the Good Shepherd".

How is the Church now safeguarding children and caring for survivors?

On 'A Question of Faith' we hear about the on-going work of the National Board for Safeguarding Children, Towards Healing and Towards Peace.

What has the Church to say on the Marriage Referendum?

Fr Eamonn Conway discusses a series of articles in The Irish Catholic on the same sex marriage debate.

Answering the call to Diocesan Priesthood

Four seminarians from the Irish College in Rome share how the call to priesthood emerged for them and how they responded.

What is the current situation for Vocations in Ireland?

In this episode of 'A Question of Faith' Fr Ruairi O Domhnaill discusses his experience of a new confidence and interest around vocations to the diocesan priesthood.

Reflection for the Third Sunday of Easter

Salesian Fr Dan Carroll SDB shares a reflection for this Sunday (19 April) entitled "Understanding the Scripture".

Reflection for Second Sunday of Easter

Salesian Fr Paddy Hennessy SDB shares a reflection for this Sunday (12 April) entitled "My Lord and My God"

Reflection for Easter Sunday

Salesian Fr Koenraad Van Gucht shares a reflection for Easter Sunday entitled "Christ is Risen"

Reflection for Holy Saturday – Jesus in the Tomb

Now there was a garden in the place where he was crucified, and in the garden there was a new tomb in which no one had ever been laid... and ... they laid Jesus there.

Reflection for Good Friday

Christ was humbler yet, even accepting death, death upon a cross but God raised him high and gave him the name which is above all other names .... Philippians 2:8-9

How can we help persecuted Christians?

This episode of 'A Question of Faith' features a very special interview with Myriam, a 10 year Christian now living in a refugee camp in Iraq.

Reflection for Palm Sunday

Rose O'Connor and Patrick Sullivan share a reflection for Palm Sunday (29 March) entitled "Humility, Love & Forgiveness"

Holy Thursday – Celebrating the liturgies of the Triduum

Julie Kavanagh looks at four key aspects of the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday in this second part of a four part series on the Triduum.

Good Friday – Celebrating the Liturgies of the Triduum

Julie Kavanagh looks at three key elements of the Celebration of the Passion of the Lord in this third part of a four part series on the Triduum.

Easter Vigil – Celebrating the liturgies of the Triduum

Julie Kavanagh looks at key elements of celebration of the Easter Vigil in this final part of a four part series on the Triduum.

The Passion Play – Ballylinan

Watch short highlights from the final rehearsal for the 2015 Ballylinan Passion Play. Sold out except extra performance on Thursday

Trócaire – Lent 2015 and Climate Justice

An in-depth discussion about this year's Lenten campaign and why Trócaire is highlighting the need for climate justice.

My Prayer with Mary

Beautiful reflection which incorporates a prayer to Mary along with Mary's prayer at the Annunciation which the Church celebrates on 25 March

2015 Trócaire Lenten Lecture – edited version

10 minute edit of Cardinal Turkson's lecture - “Integral ecology and the horizon of hope: concern for the poor and for creation in the ministry of Pope Francis”

Why is Limerick holding a Diocesan Synod?

A Question of Faith travelled to Limerick to hear about the Diocesan Synod that will be held in Limerick in April 2016.

Reflection for Fifth Sunday of Lent (2015)

This reflection draws on Hebrews 5:7-9 - 'During his Life on earth Christ offered up prayer and entreaty, aloud and in silent tears .....'

Pope Francis and the Joy of the Gospel: the Social Dimension

Cardinal Peter Turkson delivered the Annual St. Brigid’s Lecture in the Diocese of Down & Connor on 4th March 2015.

2015 Confirmation greeting from Bishop Leahy

Bishop Leahy sends a greeting to all the confirmation candidates in the Diocese of Limerick as the Confirmation season begins.

Walking on the Pastures of Wonder

Author John Quinn discusses his new book which draws together his radio conversations with the acclaimed spiritual writer John O'Donohue.

St Patrick’s Day greeting from Bishop Brendan Leahy

Bishop Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick, shares a greeting for St Patrick's Day mindful especially of migrants here in Ireland and the Irish abroad.

2015 Trócaire Lenten Lecture – Lorna Gold

Lorna Gold gives the formal response to the 2015 Trócaire Lenten Lecture by Cardinal Peter Turkson on Integral ecology.

Reflection for Fourth Sunday of Lent

Salesian Fr Ray McIntyre SDB shares a reflection for this Sunday (15 March) entitled "Wanted by a loving God".

What has been the impact of the resignation of Pope Benedict?

A panel discuss the impact on the Church arising from Pope Benedict's resignation, the first such resignation since 1294.

Sharing Good Practice on the Inclusion of all Pupils

Fr Michael Drumm introduces this document from the Catholic Schools Partnership on the education of all pupils in Catholic primary schools.

How inclusive are Catholic Schools?

In this latest episode of 'A Question of Faith' a panel of guests discuss inclusion in light of a new CSP document for primary Schools and the new RE curriculum.

Marriage is important, reflect before you change it – Press Briefing

Remarks by Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on the statement from the Irish Bishops on 10th March 2015.

Archbishop Eamon Martin on Marriage Referendum

Archbishop Eamon Martin discusses the statement issued by the Bishops Conference in regard to the upcoming Marriage Referendum.

Statement from Irish Bishops on Marriage Referendum

Archbishop Eamon Martin shares the statement from the Irish Bishops Conference on the upcoming Marriage referendum.

How can you have your say on the Synod on the Family?

Bishop Nulty and Stephen Cummins discuss how people can share their views on family and marriage.

2015 All-Ireland Schools Public Speaking Competition

Rathmore Grammar School from Belfast were the winners of this competition organised by the Order of the Knights of St Columbanus.

Reflection for Third Sunday of Lent

Salesian Fr Richard Ebejer shares a reflection for this Sunday (8 March) entitled "Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up".

Cardinal Turkson on Trócaire and care for creation

Cardinal Peter Turkson shares some thoughts on Trócaire's work on climate justice and how care of the earth has a spiritual value for Christians.

2015 Trócaire Lenten Lecture – Cardinal Peter Turkson

The title of Cardinal Turkson's lecture was “Integral ecology and the horizon of hope: concern for the poor and for creation in the ministry of Pope Francis”

What impact has the Francis effect had on the Church?

A panel, including the Apostolic Nuncio, discuss what is the Francis effect and the direction in which Pope Francis is leading the Church.

New Salesian website and app

The Salesians have redesigned their website and released an App for iOS and Andoid devices. Download for free now.

The Great Reformer – Francis and the making of a radical Pope

Talk by Austen Ivereigh on his biography of Pope Francis. This talk hosted by The Irish Catholic was livestreamed from Avila in Dublin on 3rd March 2015.

Reflection for Second Sunday of Lent

Salesian Fr Hugh O'Donnell, SDB shares a reflection fior this Sunday (1st march) entitled "We are in the Father's Heart"

How and why should the Church be involved in public debates?

Bishop Brendan Leahy discusses how the Church understands its role in the public square and why faith should not be confined to the private sphere.

Springtime of Faith – Season of Growth series

The ministry of Jesus is the focus for the first part of this new three part adult faith education series from the Irish Augustinians.

The pulse of new life – Season of Growth series

The death and resurrection of Jesus is the focus for the second part of this new three part adult faith education series from the Irish Augustinians.

Catching the Flame – Season of Growth series

The meaning and role of the Holy Spirit in our lives is the focus of the final part of this three part adult faith education series from the Irish Augustinians.

Trócaire Lent 2015 livestream to Primary Schools

Watch back the 30 min livestream by Trócaire for primary schools on the 2015 Lenten campaign and the issue of climate justice.

The Story of Mahlet’s Community – Trócaire Lent 2015

Mahlet (13) is the girl on this year's Trócaire Box. Learn how Trocaire is working to help her community adapt to climate change.

Drop in the Ocean? Ireland and Climate Change

A 30 min documentary from Trócaire which includes contributions from Ireland’s leading environmental scientists, writers and activists.

Fighting to farm – Trócaire Lent 2015 TV AD

The Trócaire TV AD for Lent 2015 shows the struggle for Mahlet's family and community to adapt to climate change.

Trócaire Box App

Find out about this app which allows you design and customise your own virtual Trócaire box and share online.

What is the future for Religious Life in Ireland?

Sr Phylis Moynihan rsm and Fr Ciaran Dougherty OP discuss the Year of Consecrated Life and their work for vocations.

Climate Change explained – Trócaire Lent 2015

What is climate change and why is it happening? Join CJ the bee to find out in this schools video from Trócaire.

Prezi slideshow of Trócaire Lent 2015

This video uses a Prezi slideshow to explain how Mahlet's community in Northern Ethiopia are struggling with climate change.

There is no Planet B – Act now on Climate Change

Climate change is the greatest injustice of our time. People in the developing world, who are doing least to cause climate change, are suffering the most because of it.

Trócaire Poster Competition winners

Lydia McCarthy interviews the Letterkenny winners of the 2014 Trocaire poster competition. Their poster is now in every Primary school in the country.

Trócaire workshop for Primary Schools on Climate Justice

Lydia McCarthy from Trócaire conducts a workshop on climate justice for the pupils of Illistrin National School in Letterkenny

Message for Confirmation candidates from Bishop Francis Duffy

Bishop Francis Duffy offers a reflection from St Mel's Cathedral to the 2015 Confirmation candidates in the Diocese of Ardagh & Clonmacnoise.

Reflection for First Sunday of Lent (2015)

Salesian Fr Dan Carroll SDB shares a reflection for this Sunday (22 Feb) entitled "An experience of desert".

Trocaire Lent 2015 – Jim Farrell

Trocaire volunteer Jim Farrell shares his memories of his memories of his recent trip to Ethiopia to witness first-hand the work that this year’s Trocaire box is funding.

Fr Derek Leonard on Trócaire Lent 2015

Fr Derek Leonard from Limerick Diocese shares his memories of his recent trip to Ethiopia to witness first-hand the work that this year's Trocaire box is funding.

Synod on the Family 2015 – K&L Consultation

Bishop Denis Nulty invites parishioners in Kildare & Leighlin Diocese to participate in a consultation process for the Synod to be held in Rome in October.

Ask the Bishop – Bishop Denis Nulty

Bishop Denis Nulty answers questions from Confirmation candidates from primary schools in the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin.

Reflection for 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (2015)

Salesian Bro Padraig McDonald shares a reflection for this Sunday (15 Feb) entitled "If you want to, you can cure me"

Find the Balance with alcohol – Dara Fitzpatrick

In this video, Irish Coast Guard helicopter pilot Dara Fitzpatrick shares why she would not risk the job she loves doing by over-drinking - 'balance is everything in this job'.

Reflection for 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (2015)

Sr Bridget O'Connell FMA shares a reflection for this Sunday (8th Feb) entitled “Everyone is looking for you.”

We believe …. Salesians with the young for the young

The Salesians are called to the same mission as Don Bosco - first and foremost to the young, especially to those who are poorer.

New Veritas Primary RE programme – Grow in Love

Elaine Mahon from Veritas discusses their new Primary RE programme which is based on the new curriculum for Irish schools.

Limerick Synod 2016 – Gathering of delegates Jan 2015

Delegates for the Limerick Synod 2016 gathered in January to continue their preparation and shared their hopes for the Synod.

Limerick Synod 2016 – Launch Dec 2014

Highlights from the launch of the Limerick diocesan Synod which will take place over three days with 350 delegates in the spring of 2016 .

Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium and the Francis Effect

Talk given by Prof Eamonn Conway in Trinity College Dublin on 2nd Feb 2015 which looks in depth at how Pope Francis understands joy and poverty.

Don Bosco – a hard life lived generously

Don Bosco's great compassion and service to the poor youth of Turin was influenced by his own difficult childhood experiences.

Don Bosco – faith and commitment

In this part of the series on Don Bosco, we hear about his faith and commitment as his ministry developed after ordination.

Solas Bhríde – unfolding the legacy of St Brigid

A guided tour around the new Solas Bhríde Centre and hermitages in Kildare which will be officially opened and blessed as 2015 Feile Bhride begins.

CSW 2015 Livestream for Primary Schools – recorded

Watch back our livestream for Primary Schools for catholic Schools Week 2015 which features a video from a school in Dublin and a feature on St Brigid.

CSW 2015 – St Ultan’s Primary School Dublin

To celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2015, St Ultan's Primary School, Cherry Orchard prepared a video that highlights the CSW 2015 - Called to Serve.

Solas Bhríde – tour for Primary Schools

Sr Mary Minehan guides students from local primary school around the new Solas Bhríde centre in Kildare dedicated to unfolding the story St Brigid.

CSW 2015 – Livestream for Primary Schools 27th Jan

All Primary Schools are invited to watch a livestream for Catholic Schools Week on 27th Jan starting at 11.55am. Watch via www.iCatholic.ie/live

Reflection for Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Salesian Fr PAT Egan shares a reflection for this Sunday (25 Jan 2015) entitled "Sing a new song unto the Lord".

CSW 2015 Limerick Launch – Bishop Brendan Leahy

Bishop Brendan Leahy underlines how our catholic schools are communities of faith and thanks all those involved in catholic schools.

Catholic Schools Week 2015 – Limerick Diocese

Some highlights from the Limerick Diocese launch of CSW 2015 that took place in Adare on 21 January. Click on link for  full text of talk by Bishop Brendan Leahy at the launch. Catholic Schools Week 2015 Catholic Schools Week 2015 runs from 25th to 31st January. This annual celebration of Catholic education gives us […]

The Oratory of Don Bosco

A short reflection about the oratory that Don Bosco founded for the poor youth of Turin the 1840s

Don Bosco – Friend of the Young

A short reflection on the ministry of Don Bosco with the poor youth in Turin in the 1840s and the founding of the Salesian order.

What makes a Catholic School Catholic?

An expert panel discusses the question ‘what makes a catholic school catholic'? and looks in detail at a self-assessment process for Primary schools.

Reflection for 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Salesian Fr John Campion shares a reflection for this Sunday (18 Jan) entitled "Leading other to God"

Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS) Uganda

Stephen Kutessa from JRS Uganda explains the range of supports in their urban refugee programme based in Kampala.

Introduction to Development Education

Brid Dunne from the Irish Jesuit Mission Office gives an overview of some key ideas within Development Education.

Reflection for Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

You are my Son the beloved, my favour rests on you .....the Gospel Reading and a prayer for Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Reflection for the Feast of the Epiphany

Salesian Fr Dan Carroll shares a reflection for the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord which is celebrated on 6th January.

iCatholic Player – iPhone app now available

Our new free iPhone app is available for download in the Apple app store. Android, Windows and tablet versions to follow soon.

Reflection for Feast of the Holy Family

Salesian Fr Fr Dan Devitt shares a reflection for the celebration of the Feast of the Holy Family on the Sunday after Christmas.

Archbishop Eamon Martin – Christmas Message

Archbishop Eamon Martin shares his hopes for the year ahead, including for the peace process, and offers a blessing to all families and homes in Ireland.

Reflection for Christmas – Be Not Afraid

Salesian Fr Koenraad Van Gucht shares a reflection for the celebration of the Lord's Nativity and the call to tend to those in need, to those who are afraid.

Parenting tips for Christmas

Aisling Cuffe shares some simple parenting tips for Christmas including how celebrating Christ's birth can be incorporated in the day's activities.

Bishop of Kilmore – Christmas message 2014

Bishop Leo O'Reilly reflects on how Christ brings peace into the world and unites us in faith as brothers and sisters.

Modern day Bethlehem – supporting the ‘living stones’

Garry Walsh from Trócaire discusses the plight of modern day Bethlehem and an upcoming Trócaire resource for pilgrims to the Holy Land.

Liam Lawton on faith and music and new 2015 albums

Composer Liam Lawton reflects on how his music allows him to express his faith and previews two upcoming collections for 2015.

The work of the SVP at Christmas time

John-Mark McCafferty shares some insights into the work of the SVP at Christmas and praises the work of their volunteers and the generosity of their donors.

Br Kevin Crowley – Cappuchin Day Centre, Dublin

Br Kevin Crowley was the founder of the Capuchin Day Centre in 1969. Here he recounts the increased demand for their services for the poor in recent years.

Nativity Play – Gaelscoil Eoghain Uí Thuairisc

Watch a wonderful bilingual Nativity Play performed by the pupils of Gaelscoil Eoghain Uí Thuairisc in Carlow recorded in the school on 17 December.

Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

Rose O'Connor and Patrick Sullivan share a reflection for this Sunday (21 Dec) entitled "The Annunciation".

A Christmas Carol for Children by Monica Brown

If I Could Whisper In Your Ear Baby Jesus is a Christmas Carol for Children by Monica Brown

K&L discussion on the celebration of Funerals

Bishop Denis Nulty explains the background to the discussion of funeral liturgies that has started in the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin.

A Future Full of Hope – Elphin Education Pastoral Letter

Bishop Kevin Doran discusses his Pastoral Letter called “A Future Full of Hope” which focuses on the education of children including their education in faith.

Reflection for Second Sunday of Advent

A beautiful telling in words and pictures of the Gospel for this Sunday about the message of John the Baptist entitled "The Journey".

The Meaning of Marriage – Irish Bishops

Bishop Kevin Doran discusses the pastoral statement from the Irish Bishops - The Meaning of Marriage - which is being distributed to over 1,300 parishes.

K&L 2014 Christmas Reach Out – Seeds of Peace and Hope

Bishop Denis Nulty discusses the 2014 Christmas REACH OUT campaign in the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin which involves a gift for 42,000 homes.

Celebrating the Year for Consecrated Life

In celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, Religious from five different congregations in Ireland share how they discerned the call to their vocation.

Advent 2014 – Primary Schools

Our advent special shows the making of advent wreaths, the Christmas Cribs and Trocaire gifts that help the developing world.

Reflection for First Sunday of Advent 2014

Sr Mary Bridget Dunlea FMA shares a reflection for the First Sunday of Advent (30 Nov) entitled "Here and now"

Survivors – domestic violence in Nicaragua

Survivors tells the powerful stories of two women who have survived domestic violence in Nicaragua and how Trocaire is helping...

Trócaire Gift of a School Kit

Your gift of a school kit will help Trócaire’s work to ensure children enjoy the basic human right of an education.

Catherine McAuley Founder of the Mercy Sisters

Primary School students from local Mercy School are given a tour of the Mercy International Centre in Baggot St where the Mercy sisters began.

Reflection for Feast of Christ the King

Salesian Fr Michael Scott shares a reflection for the last Sunday (23 Nov) in this liturgical year entitled "Christ the King".

The Cry of the Earth relaunched by Irish Bishops Conference

Dr Lorna Gold discusses the relaunch of the Cry of the Earth and the pastoral resource (Glas) that Trócaire has published to supplement it.

Kilmore Diocesan Assembly 2014 – Listening Survey

Fr Michael Router presents the outcomes of a diocesan-wide listening survey to the 2014 Kilmore Diocesan Assembly.

Sacramental Practice and Modern Culture

Fr Michael Drumm's input to the 2014 Kilmore Diocesan Assembly was entitled 'Sacramental Practice and Modern Culture'

Kilmore Diocesan Assembly 2014 – Youth Ministry

Clogher don Oige - Matthew McFadden gives a presentation on Youth Ministry in Clogher Diocese to the Kilmore Diocesan Assembly.

Reflection for Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Salesan Fr Val Collier shares a reflection for this Sunday (9th Oct 2014) entitled "You are God's Temple" .

Kilmore Diocesan Assembly 2014 – Bishop O’Reilly

The homily by Bishop Leo O'Reilly on Sunday 26th October which was part of the 2014 Kilmore Diocesan Assembly.

Kilmore Diocesan Assembly 2014 – Priest Statistics

Presentation by Fr Enda Murphy on the numbers of clergy in Kilmore and the age profile both now and projected to 2020.

Kilmore Diocesan Assembly 2014 – Breda O’Brien

The witness given by Breda O'Brien at the 2014 Kilmore Diocesan Assembly on 26th October 2014.

Season of Longing – Adult Faith Education series

Intro video for this three part Adult Faith Education series from the Irish Augustinians which explores ways of nurturing the deep longing for God in all of us.

Sunday Reflection – All Souls

Salesian Fr Hugh O'Donnell shares a reflection for the Feast of All Souls (Sunday 2nd Nov) entitled "The Flowering of Life".

Hungers of the Heart – Season of Longing 1

Season of Longing is a three part Adult Faith Education series from the Irish Augustinians which explores ways of nurturing the deep longing for God in all of us.

Pathways of Prayer – Season of Longing 2

Season of Longing is a three part Adult Faith Education series from the Irish Augustinians which explores ways of nurturing the deep longing for God in all of us.

Following Jesus – Season of Longing 3

Season of Longing is a three part Adult Faith Education series from the Irish Augustinians which explores ways of nurturing the deep longing for God in all of us.

Vatican Social Communications – Mons Paul Tighe

Monsignor Paul Tighe discusses how the Vatican has embraced digital platforms like twitter and also developed the Pope app.

Synod on the Family – Sebastian Gomes

Wendy Grace chats to Sebastian Gomes from Salt + Light TV about his experience of the 2014 Synod on the Family.

Reflection for 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Salesian Sr Sarah O'Rourke shares a reflection this Sunday (26 Oct) entitled "Love of God and Love of Neighbour".

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the Synod on the Family

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin shares his reflection on the progress of the Synod on the Family which has been running for the last two weeks in Rome.